Well, what did you do all weekend?
I can say "that's nice" because almost no matter what you did, I know it was more pleasant than what I did.
Me? I spent much of the weekend holding one sad little Yorkshire Terrier on my lap. She did not get Rebo'd (see post below for definition) but she had something happen almost as bad ... in the indelicate words of one of my offspring ... "Zoe's butt exploded."
So how much do you know about carnivores? They all have a butt. And if the butt were a clock, they all have anal sacs at 4:00 and 8:00 around that little clock. The purpose of these is to nauseate their owners.
No, the purpose is to help them "mark" their territories every time they poo, male and female alike. Interesting side note: these glands are what skunks use to skunk you. They can fire them off at will. I'm just glad the average animal can't do that.
Sometimes these sacs do not empty, and they back up like a pimple.
Thus, the explosion of the most nasty ...
The vet checked her out and explained it all to me. She is on an antibiotic for an open fissure, people, around her little clock. It looks terrible.
Also, I have to hold a warm wet cloth on it as a compress, which he said should soothe her.
I just brought her in from her first poo after the explosion. All I could think about as I watched her was how I felt after childbirth. I can now say that I have prayed for a dog.
My little dog is the sweetest, most submissive little thing you can imagine. If we just look at her a little too seriously, she rolls over like we've shot her, all four paws sticking up, as if to say, "I don't know what I did bad, but please, please forgive me."
So to see her afraid to take a step, afraid to sit, look at us as if to say, "Why aren't you helping me?" is just killing me.
Medical things that nauseat a lot of people don't get to me as badly. But this ... well, this is something else. I am grossed out and desperately sorry for her at the same time.
And now I must go administer a dropper of Amoxicillin into a tiny little mouth. Which, as all mothers know, will cause ... diarrhea.